Chronixx has been quite vocal on the type of music he chooses to focus on and frequently weighs in on the music of Jamaican artists which he indicates are not socially acceptable, including records from controversial figure Vybz Kartel.
The Reggae star, during his Chronology Tour stop at Mass Camp in Kingston recently, took on his fellow entertainers for violent lyrical contents in their music.
In one of the many social commentaries that he made during his performance, Chronixx, in front of a sold-out crowd, suggested that if Jamaican entertainers don’t stop influencing the youths of the island along the wrong path, they will eventually feel the consequences.
“Mi come fi duh music, nuh duh gimmicks. Unuh nuh si a warfare a gwaan inna di place? Yet still yuh have some man a talk bout how much gun dem bus inna dem tune. Mi a tell di youths dem seh badness is no joke, low badness. Every bad man inna Jamaica get gunshot or deh a prison,” Chronixx uttered close to the end of his two-and-a-half-hour set.
“Mi nuh come yah fi nuh whole heap a forward. Mi gi myself forward a mi yard,” he said in reference to the production of the show, which went smoothly from start to finish with him doing most of his songs.
“Suh mi a tell the youths dem, that is serious time now, suh watch wha unuh a tell the youths dem inna Jamaica because destruction will follow you,” he said, before singing “Likes.”
The conscious entertainer’s message were made against the background of Jamaica’s spiralling crime rate, with more than 1,400 people being murdered since the start of 2017.
Chronixx suggested that women should be the leaders of the world. He attributed all the present and past wars to men.
“Yuh eva si a woman a start a war yet?” he asked several times during the show.
Chronixx, whose real name is Jamar McNaughton, recently received his first Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album category for his debut LP “Chronology.” He was also given a Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence for his contribution to Jamaica’s arts and culture.
The “Here Comes Trouble” singer completes phenomenal year with the release of his debut album and his hugely successful Chronology tour, covering North America and the Caribbean. He is scheduled to to tour to Europe and Africa next.